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NOTICE: For your convenience, you can e-mail your bulletin board notices to briang@rhodybeat.com as well as mail to 1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889, or fax to 732-3110.

Tri-City Elks

The car show is up and running on Thursday evenings starting at 5 p.m. The DJ will be spinning music, the Tiki Bar will be open, and the grill will be sizzling. Come join in on the summer fun. Motorcycles are welcome.

Neal & The Vipers with Dave Howard will be playing on JUNE 2 at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $6 at the door!

Country Line Dancing classes will resume in the fall on Monday evenings, and Zumba classes will resume on Tuesday evenings.  Both classes will be charging $8 per person. Dates will be announced.

Warwick Rotary

On Thursday, May 24 the Warwick Rotary welcomes Brian Wallin, a frequent lecturer on Rhode Island history. He writes for specialty publications and is a contributing author to the online journal of Rhode Island history, www.smallstatebighistory.com. Brian is the co-author of “World War Two Rhode Island,” a book about the war’s impact on the Ocean State, published by the History Press. The Warwick Rotary is a globally-minded membership club that inspires positive changes within the community. They meet Thursdays at noon at Chelo’s Restaurant's Banquet Room at 2225 Post Road in Warwick. If you are interested in attending a meeting, contact Sarah Channing at 738-1338 x335 or visit portal.clubrunner.ca/4574.

St. Rita’s Oakland Beach Festival

On Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28, St. Rita’s Oakland Beach Parish will host the annual Waterfront Festival. The event is gearing up to be the finest since its inception 23 years ago. For wholesome entertainment, bring family and friends to the fest of fun, food and fireworks. As always, the action takes place at the Father O’Hara Ballpark, where the bay breezes drift in off Oakland Beach. Come for fun and enjoy carnival rides, Saturday and Sunday fireworks, great food, Rockin’ Raffle, and more. There’s something for everyone at this year’s festival. Amusement rides range in excitement from the most popular kiddie rides, to family rides and rides for the thrill seekers. Fireworks blast off on Saturday and Sunday evenings, May 26 and 27, when the sun goes down.

FIRST LEGO Team Workshop

Rhode Island Students of the Future will hold a workshop, “How to Start a FIRST LEGO League Team,” May 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston. FIRST LEGO League is a global program that engages teams of 9-14-year-olds in science, technology, engineering, art and math, through robotics. Teams build and program a robot to score points on a game field, while also completing a project based on the annual theme. The theme for the 2018-19 season is “Into Orbit” and related to space. For more information on FIRST LEGO League or Rhode Island Students of the Future visit www.risf.net or email Gina Valdes at gina.valdes@risf.net.

Troop 1 Conimicut Car Wash

Troop 1 Conimicut will hold a car wash at the Pilgrim Senior Center May 26 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds to help pay for summer camp and activities.

Petting Zoo

A free petting zoo will be held May 26 at Pawtuxet Baptist Church, 2157 Broad St., Cranston, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be face painting, pony rides, balloons and free prizes

Asbury Church Service

Asbury United Methodist Church invites you and your family to celebrate the heritage and faith of the church. Worship service will include the celebration of children and a special dedication of a historic Communion service presented by Dr. Robert and Janet Logan. A luncheon will follow to renew friendships and meet new sisters and brothers in Christ. RSVP by May 27 to asburyumc@cox.net or call the church office at 467-5122.

Warwick Municipal Retirees Association

The next meeting of the Warwick Municipal Retirees Association is May 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pilgrim Senior Center. Enjoy a cup of coffee with us and get the latest scoop. Any questions or concerns, contact Lois at 738-1768 or go to warwickretirees.com.

Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale

The Annual Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale is scheduled June 2 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain date June 3). Conimicut Village Association will publicize and publish a map. You set up at your home and keep your profits. To get your address on the list call 524-8404 or email steamboatwilly@gmail.com. Please provide your phone, email and name and whether you are good for both days or the primary only.

Call for Vendors for Yard Sale

Vendors are wanted for a yard sale at Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, June 2 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Table fee is $25 per table, $20 if you bring your own (6-foot maximum).  For information/reservations email office@edgewoodchurchri.org or call 461-1344.

Indoor Yard Sale

You are invited to come by Heritage Christian Fellowship, 366 Warwick Neck Avenue, June 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for a huge indoor and outdoor yard sale. All proceeds are going to the renovations of the original church building. Come by as they open the doors to this beautiful old building. Help get this landmark building looking its best again. Rain or shine.

Kent County First Annual Clambake

The first annual Kent County Clambake takes place June 3 at 3 p.m. Have your choice of red, white or clear “Chowda,” clamcakes, BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, cornbread, red bliss potatoes, with the option of adding steamed clams, steamed mussels, lobster, fish & linguicia. This family event includes swimming on the beach front, a Spray Park, canoeing, participate in the archery range, face painting, maze bounce house, hiking, music, raffles and much more. To purchase tickets, visit the Kent County YMCA located at 900 Centerville Road, visit kentcountyymca.org or call 828-0130.

Greenwood Concert Choir

Join the 50-voice Greenwood Concert Choir June 3 at 5 p.m. at Greenwood Community Church, Presbyterian, 805 Main Avenue, for "Thanks Be To God," a celebration of praise and thanksgiving including magnificent settings of favorite hymns for chorus, organ, brass and percussion, and thrilling classical works by Mendelssohn and Vivaldi. Music will also be performed by handbells, children's choir and extraordinary soloists. All ages are welcome; a reception is provided. Free admission. For more information email info@greenwoodconcertchoir.org or call 737-1230.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Course

Do you need your RI Safe Boating Card? It is required of power boaters born after 1986 and all jet ski operators. Want to brush up on your skills? How about getting your family involved in safe boating? Sign up for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship course starting June 4. It meets Mondays and Thursdays from 7-9:30 p.m. in June at North Star Flotilla Headquarters at Brewers Greenwich Bay Marina, 1 Masthead Drive, just off Post Road in Warwick. The cost is $65 for the eight lessons, including textbook, charts and handouts. Second and third members of your family sharing materials is only $35. They cover jet skis, boat handling, federal and state regulations, electronic navigation, aids to navigation, rules of the road, lines and knots and much more. Lots of hands-on learning and individual attention. For information or to register email Roz@butziger.com or go to www.northstarflotilla.com.

Cranston Senior Guild

The Cranston Senior Guild will hold its installation Luncheon June 6 at 12 noon at Mesa Café & Grill, 100 Rolfe Street, Cranston. The luncheon will include your choice of chicken marsala or baked fish, rolls, chicken escarole soup, salad, pasta, green beans and carrots. For dessert you have a choice of tiramisu or fresh fruit cup and coffee or tea.  The total is $25 (tax and tip are included). A raffle will follow the luncheon. Payment must be received by Tuesday, May 22. Make check payable to Cranston Senior Guild. Also, include your choice of entrée and dessert on the memo of your check. For more information call Harriet 942-2220 or Sylvia 944-6812.

Outside Yard Sale/Craft Sale

Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Ave., will have an outside yard sale/craft sale June 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tables or spaces are available to rent for $25 each. For more information call the church office at 463-8328.

Sts. Rose & Clement Yard Sale

Sts. Rose & Clement Parish’s 1st Annual Yard Sale will be held June 9 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Event will be held rain or shine in the church parking lot at 111 Long St, Warwick. Table spaces still available for $25 each. For more information call the church office at 739-0212.

Congregation Or Chadash Anniversary

Congregation Or Chadash in Cranston is celebrating their one-year anniversary of the move from Warwick to Cranston. There will be a party/fundraiser June 10 at Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick from 4-7 p.m. Funny-4-Funds will entertain along with a silent and live auction, raffles, cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Funds will help build a new ark to hold their Torah scrolls.

Gorton Monthly Luncheon

The next Gorton luncheon June 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Christofer's Landing, One Bay Avenue, Oakland Beach. Menu will include Mediterranean salad, scrod and chicken parm. Call Fran Allin at 463-8679 or Barbara Kane at 821-0161 or barbkane14@gmail.com. Bring a friend.

Johnson Memorial Scholarships

Applications for the James V. Johnson Memorial Scholarships sponsored by JONAH Inc. are available for graduating seniors from Pilgrim, Toll Gate and Bishop Hendricken High Schools. Students must be Warwick residents. Scholarships are $1,000 and on average five scholarships are awarded annually. For additional information and an application contact Beverlee Sturdahl at 739-2219.

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point is a free walking group that meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. and Thursdays evenings at 6 p.m. They meet at the front gate. They walk at a moderate pace on the paved path that is about two miles. Dogs on leashes and children in strollers are welcome. The group calls themselves the “Rocky Point Pacers.” Call Cindy at 497-5656 for more details.

U.S. Masters Swimming Program

The Kent County YMCA has a Masters Swim Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 a.m. and Sundays from 5-6:45 p.m. starting in May and running through August.  This aquatic fitness program, for anyone aged 18 or older, offers encouragement, camaraderie and support. Learn drills, improve stroke technique and proper breathing. Registration is requires.  For more information contact Brendan Roy, Aquatics Director, at 828-0130 or broy@gpymca.org.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is member of the RI Community Food Bank. Hours of operation are the first and third Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call 781-6121.

Pilgrim Senior Center

The Pilgrim Senior Enrichment Center, located at 27 Pilgrim Parkway, offers educational, nutritional and recreational programs to folks 55 years of age and older. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Chess players wanted at the Pilgrim Senior Center. Join in this game of strategy on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Billiards Room. They will teach new players, so come give it a try.

Evening Adult Enrichment Square Dance Program classes are Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Participants must be 18 years old. Call Kathleen at 468-4074 for more information.

Hall Rentals

William Shields Post #43 has hall rentals for your special occasions coming up. They specialize in weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, events for fundraisers, etc. Call Diane O’Brien for more information at 486-5778.

Warwick Historical Society

The Warwick Historical Society is open weekly at the John Waterman Arnold House at 25 Roger Williams Circle Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All are welcome and urged to become members and come learn about Warwick's history by helping as a volunteer. Visit www.whsri.org, join them on Facebook or call 737-4617 for more information.

Meadowlark Seniors

Meadowlark Seniors, a social club, holds weekly meetings every Thursday at the St. Kevin Parish Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are followed by coffee and refreshments. After refreshments, an activity follows. All seniors are invited to attend a meeting and see what they are all about. (Scheduled meetings may be cancelled due to inclement weather).

Free Pet Food

Bonniedale Farm in North Scituate offers dog and cat food at no cost to struggling pet owners, hoping to provide for the animals while easing the burden on community members facing tough times. Those wishing to donate or in need of pet food can contact Dan MacKenzie at 574-6056. The mailing address for the farm is 1097 Chopmist Hill Road, North Scituate, RI 02857, while the physical address is 1056 Danielson Pike, North Scituate. MacKenzie asks that visitors call before making the trip. More information can be found online at www.bonniedale.org.

Singers Wanted

All In A Chord Women’s Barbershop Chorus is looking for singers on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Annex, 389 Greenwich Ave., Rt.5, Warwick. Call Shirley at 739-0907 or e-mail allinachord1@cox.net.

Free Sunday Lunch

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Ave., is offering a free lunch for anyone in need of a meal or companionship. All are welcome every Sunday from 11:15-11:45 p.m. For more information call 737-6758.

Meadowbrook Bingo

Meadowbrook Terrace bingo is held every Friday night at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Snacks will be available. All are welcome.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

As a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient, you’re all too familiar with the frustration and heartache that come from trying to stir the memory of someone you love. But when you attend this Alzheimer’s support group, held the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m., you can discuss the challenges you face, meet others with similar experiences and find solutions that can improve the quality of life for you and your loved one. For reservations or more information call 739-7300.

TOPS #44 Warwick

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) RI Chapter #44 Warwick meets every Wednesday night at St. Rita's Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick. Weigh-in is from 6-6:30 p.m. The meeting will follow from 6:35-7:30. Weekly dues are $2; yearly dues are $32. For more information about this chapter or others around the state, contact TOPS Leader Nicole Johnson-Morais at 332-7616, nicoleistops2015@yahoo.com or visit www.tops.org.

Old Warwick Grange #41

The Grange is a fraternal non-profit organization with a special interest in community service. Their history is as an agricultural organization and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. Their meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.; no meetings in July or August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road, Warwick. For more information call 465-7259.

Mentoring

Do you have an hour a week to spare? That’s all it takes to make a difference in the life of a child. Today’s children need positive, caring adult role models to help them develop confidence, self-esteem, and a desire to stay in school. For more information on the Warwick Mentor Program, call 732-7700 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership website at www.mentorRI.org.

Developmental Screening

The Child Outreach Department of the Warwick Public Schools, in cooperation with the Volunteers of Warwick schools (VOWS), conducts regular preschool screening clinics. All Warwick preschool children between the ages of 3 and 5 are offered the Early Screening Inventory-Revised (ESI-R). This is a free service provided by the Warwick Public Schools. Participation in a Developmental Screening is a long established program of the Warwick School Department that provides families with information about their child’s development and offers information about community resources. For more information, or to arrange a clinic appointment for your preschool aged child, call the VOWS office at 734-3230.

TOPS #38 East Greenwich

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Rhode Island Chapter #38 East Greenwich meets every Thursday at Women & Infants Center, 1050 Main Street, East Greenwich. Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 9:50 a.m. The meeting will follow at 10 a.m. Weekly dues are $1.50, yearly dues $32. For more information about TOPS call Barbara Laprocina from Warwick at 996-3984, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org.

Moms for Moms

Support a new mother, share your experience and make a new friend. You can make a difference with just one hour a week. Moms for Moms/Families First RI helps pregnant women and new mothers deal with an enormous transition by matching them with trained volunteers who are mothers themselves. The program provides emotional and social support and strives to connect new moms to resources within their own communities. Mentors develop a warm, supportive relationship while spending time with the new mom in their homes, accompanying them on outings and attending mom gatherings. They will train you and provide supervisory support to volunteers. Dont miss out on this opportunity. Contact 383-9933 or email admin@familiesfirstri.org.

Greenwich Bay Women’s Club

The Greenwich Bay Women’s Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Atria Harborhill, 159 Division St. on the Warwick/East Greenwich line) to work together to make a difference in local communities. There are no age or residency requirements to join and meetings are open. If you would like further information, contact membership chair Diane Gadoury at 860-465-7987.

Photographic Society of RI

The Photographic Society of Rhode Island welcomes camera enthusiasts of all abilities. Meetings are held on the second, third and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May at Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave. For more information, visit www.psri.us.

Hospice Volunteer Informational Meeting

The VNA of Care New England conducts weekly hospice volunteer informational meetings at the VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick. Have you ever wondered how you can make the difference in the life of a family whose loved one is in hospice care? Do you want to join with a dedicated hospice volunteer program that provides training and ongoing support in this most rewarding work? Come and find out more about the VNA of Care New England hospice Call Carolyn McDonough, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 921-7614 to register.

Aphasia Conversation Group

On the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m., Sargent Rehabilitation Center, 800 Quaker Lane, Warwick, holds an aphasia conversation group. This group provides a supportive meeting place for people with aphasia to socialize and share their communication challenges and strategies. There is no charge for participation. Attendance is limited to individuals with aphasia only. For more information contact Lucia Watson, MS, SLP at 886-6600 or visit www.sargentcenter.org.

Fife & Drum Corps

Join the Pawtuxet Rangers Fife & Drum Corps of Warwick and continue the great tradition of Colonial/Revolutionary history through music. The Fife & Drum Corps meets every Wednesday night at Wyman Elementary School from 6:30-8 p.m. The corps is open to anyone over the age of 12. Drum and fife instruction is available to beginners.

Rhode Island Pet Bird Club

The R.I. Pet Bird Club welcomes anyone who owns birds or has an interest in exotic birds. Meet other people who have birds, listen to guest lecturers and more. The meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. For more information call Michele at 739-7290 or visit www.orgsites.com/ri/ripbc.

Fife and Drum Corps

The Kentish Guards Fife and Drum Corps rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Kentish Guards Armory on Pierce St. in East Greenwich. Free lessons on playing the fife are provided to men and young men interested in joining the corps.

Grief Support

If you have experienced the loss of someone you love and are ready to begin or continue the healing process, then you are welcome to come to a grief support group. The group meets at the Christ Church Office condo, 61 Cedar Ave #6, East Greenwich, Sundays from 2-4 p.m. For more information visit the Christ Church website (www.christchurchec.org), call the Church office (884-8632) or email info@christchurchec.org.

Evening Counseling Available

If you are experiencing depression, anxiety or overwhelming stress coupled with an addiction to or dependence on drugs or alcohol, then The Kent Center’s new evening program may be right for you. The Kent Center is offering an intensive outpatient program for people battling co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders Program hours are 4:40-8 p.m., making it accessible for people who work. The program is confidential and personalized to meet individual needs. For more information call 732-5656.

Help for Victims of Crime

Are you a victim of physical or sexual assault, domestic violence, untreated childhood abuse, or another crime or traumatic event? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, increased substance use or other emotional difficulties? If so, you may be eligible to receive counseling services free of charge at The Kent Center (www.thekentcenter.org). Victims of crimes and other traumatic events often experience debilitating psychiatric symptoms that may have long-term affects if left untreated. Seek treatment today at 732-5656.

Volunteers Needed to Sew

Looking for something to do to help foster kids? Organizers of The Sewing Project to Help Foster Kids are looking for volunteers who want to help sew pillowcase or duffel bags for foster children. Currently their belongings are sometimes put in black trash bags. Foster parent Adriane Grimaldi in Scottsdale, Ariz. started the Sewing Project in February 2008 for children taken from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS) to make kid-friendly bags for carrying their belongings instead of trash bags. To date, people have made 6,700 pillowcase bags for foster kids Pillowcase bags are delivered to CPS to use instead of trash bags. The Sewing Project has opened a new Rhode Island Chapter working with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and is in need of volunteers to sew. For more information contact Hollie Galloway at holliegal@verizon.net.

Domestic Abuse Support Groups

The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is a non-profit agency providing services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The agency offers morning and evening support groups for adults dealing with current or past domestic abuse Groups provide a safe place to talk with others who have shared similar experiences. The groups are confidential and free of charge. For more information call Jessica at 738-1700.

Bowlers Needed

Bowlers are needed at Meadowbrook Lanes Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. Contact Rusty at 714-6633, rmbudlong@cox.net or Everett at 739-5343, everettg1@verizon.net.

Wanted: Norwood Crime Watch Participants

The Norwood Neighborhood Association Crime Watch Committee is looking for residents to be part of a crime-prevention program. If you would like to be part of this important initiative, email to norwoodna@verizon.net or call NNA at 785-0616. Minimal time is required but it could save you a lot of headaches in response to a crime.

Bowlers Needed

Bowlers are needed for a Monday night league starting at 6:30 at Meadowbrook Lanes in Warwick. Call Pat at 737-0361 or 523-7108.

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